Are you having a hard time finding a pair of leather shoes for your child? Are you always trying to protect and support your kids’ feet by providing them with good quality shoes?
Our feet are considered the foundation for our entire body, and we must take good care of them to prevent foot, leg, and back pain.
There is only a small selection of leather shoes for kids, since nowadays most kids’ shoes are made from synthetic materials. The good news is that I know exactly which kids’ shoe styles are made out of leather, and I will help you find them
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they fit. This is a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles are better than others.
Lately, we have been inundated with shoe brands that are manufacturing their shoes in countries such as China or Vietnam. This translates into lower priced shoes, but it also has a direct impact in the quality of the materials the shoes are made of.
Saving money in your kids’ shoes by purchasing low quality ones is just false economy. Trust me, you will end up saving a lot of money in the future if you decide to invest a little more in your kids’ shoes, since you will be keeping your kids’ feet and legs healthy.
Providing your child with the correct pair of shoes from the time they start learning how to walk to their teenage years will keep their feet and legs healthy and allow them to perform their everyday activities and sports without their feet or legs hurting.
I will provide you with a selection of the best leather shoes for kids shortly, but first let me show you the most simple and effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home and what features the shoes I will describe below will provide for your child.
Leather Shoes for Kids – The 5 Most Important Features!
There are many benefits of providing your child with a pair of leather shoes. We know how children are always active and running around, the good thing about leather shoes is that they will provide their feet with extra comfort, support and protection.
Let’s take a look at the 5 most important features that the leather shoes I will describe below will provide to your child:
❤️ Breathability: Shoes made out of leather allow airflow to pass through the shoes, allowing your kids’ feet to breathe and keeping them healthy by preventing bacteria from building up inside the shoe.
❤️ Durability: Leather shoes will last much longer than shoes made of synthetic materials. If your kids are always destroying their shoes before they are ready to outgrow them, you must provide them with a pair of good quality leather shoes.
❤️ Water-Friendly: Leather shoes will keep your kids’ feet dry when walking through wet surfaces. Please keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that leather shoes are waterproof. If your child happens to step into a puddle, your child’s feet will get wet.
❤️ Better Fit: Shoes made out of leather will mold to your kids’ foot shape, providing your child with extra comfort and support.
❤️ Easy to Clean: Leather shoes are very easy to clean compared to shoes made of other type of materials.
Providing your children with a pair of genuine leather shoes is an investment that will keep your kids’ feet feeling comfortable and healthy as their feet continue to develop. However, I am always explaining to parents how it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if the shoes don’t fit the shape of your kids’ feet properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
Are You 100% Sure of Your Child’s Foot Size? – Let’s Find Out!
I always recommend parents to take their kids’ to be properly fitted for shoes at their local shoe store that they trust, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet and find shoes that fit.
Not all parents have a good fitting children’s shoe store in their area. That is the reason why I decided to create a map where I describe the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state:
If after looking at the map you still can’t seem to find a kids’ shoe store in your area, then proceed to reading an article along with a video I created where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
Once you figure out your kids exact foot size, you can start looking for your kids’ shoes online. Please keep in mind that figuring out your kids’ foot size is just a starting point when trying to find your child’s correct shoe size, since shoes can run short, long, narrow or wide, and depending on how they run you will need to adjust the size that you get for your child.
The good news is that I have fitted most children’s shoe brands and shoe styles, and I know exactly how each shoe style fits. So please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are not sure how a particular shoe style fits.
Now that you know how to figure out your kids’ foot size from home and the features that a pair of leather shoes will provide to your child’s feet, you are ready to take a look at a selection of the best leather shoes for kids.
The Best Leather Shoes for Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
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Below you can find a selection of the best leather shoes for boys. Please refresh your browser if you can’t see the recommendations.
Below you can fin a selection of the best leather shoes for girls.Please refresh your browser if you can’t see the recommendations.
All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”,which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
I have fitted these shoe styles before and I can tell you that they are not only made of great quality, but they will also support your kids feet, allow them to breathe, and since they are lightweight and flexible they will allow your child to run around without his or her feet or legs feeling tired!
Those are also some of the most popular shoe brands for children (they all made high quality leather shoes), but if you are looking for a more affordable option you can take a look at a post I wrote where I describe the best shoe brands for kids:
Please never underestimate the importance that properly fitted and high quality shoes have in keeping your kids’ feet and legs healthy. I have helped hundreds of children that came to the store complaining about foot and leg pain, and in most cases, this was due to not wearing the correct pair of shoes. Something so simple such as wearing the correct shoe size and the correct shoe style will keep your kids’ feet and legs healthy.
Investing in your kids’ feet is a smart decision. Did you know that 80% of the population will end up having a certain type of foot issue? Taking care of your kids’ feet from an early age stage will save you from many headaches in the future.
Have you found a particular type of leather shoes that has worked well for your child’s feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.